Homeopathy is gaining popularity day by day as an effective alternative system of medicine: Pranab Mukherjee

Homeopathy is gaining popularity day by day as an effective alternative system of medicine: Pranab Mukherjee

India Blooms News Service | 22 Aug 2016

Kolkata, Aug 22 (IBNS): Homeopathy is gaining popularly in the country day by day as an effective alternative system of medicine and there are over two lakh practitioners of the system in the country at present said the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee in Kolkata on Monday.

Addressing a function titled ‘The Legacy to Humanity: Celebrating 150 years of Homeopathy’ organized by the Dr. Prasanta Banerjee Homeopathic Research Foundation, the President said, the government and civil society have been combining effort in this direction and they have come to a conclusion that there is a need for an alternative system of medicine for which Homeopathic Research could be taken forward.

The Government of India recognized this and thus emerged a new Ministry of AYUSH which proved the intention of the government to provide healthcare facility to the vast population of our country.

The President in his address narrated the evolution of Banerjee protocol, a system of Homeopathy based treatment through the ages by  Prasanta Banerjee, the second son of Pareshnath Banerjee of Mihijam.

Going back to the life of Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, the doyen of vernacular education of Bengal, Mukherjee described how Pandit Iswar Chandra after being treated to recovery by a Homeopathic practitioner Rajendra Datta, encouraged his younger brother Ishan Chandra to take up Homeopathy for providing affordable treatment and cure to the people of Bengal.

Ishan Chandra was the father of Pareshnath Banerjee from whom the legacy of this noble system of treatment has been derived in the family and is now known as The Banerjee Protocol after being improved and modified by Prashanta Banerjee and his son  Pratip Banerjee.   


The Banerjee Protocol have been practised in a large number of cases, said the President and opined that the system is quite effective for skin disease, children’s disease and in some other cases. He congratulated the initiators, Prashanta Banerjee and his son for evolving this process of treatment.

The President unveiled a plaque to commemorate ‘The Legacy to Humanity: Celebrating 150 years of Homeopathy’.

A special cover on 150 years of Homeopathy was handed over to the Governor by  Arundhati Ghosh, the Chief Post Master General of West Bengal Circle.

Keshari Nath Tripathi, the Governor of West Bengal formally released this special cover and presented it to the President.

Jawahar Sircar, the Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati also graced the occasion as a Special Guest.

Homeopathy is gaining popularity day by day as an effective alternative system of medicine: Pranab Mukherjee

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